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. the board of supervisors today debated whether to close county fire houses. it was shrinking property tax revenues. four or five stations were shutdown this year now two more or on the chopping block. firefighters say that would dramatically increase response times. >> obviously minutes count, seconds count often and then on a fire emergency this allows a fire to get bigger. and looking at the budget it looks like the station closed unless we come up with something creative before. >> county leaders say there hands may be tied because voters rejected a partial tax measure to beef up staffing levels. final vote is expected may 14. >> police are hoping to solve a cold missing persons case with the hell f of forensic artist. he was 20 years old when he disappeared 10 years ago. he was five feet, 10 inches tall. shane was last seen in the arch stone apartment on owens drive back in september 2003. take a look, now, this is a new age progression picture drawn by forensic artist. it shows shane as he would appear now at the age of 32. shane is asked to contact police. >> in conquer, police are
of jobs were expanded. >>> 7:47. ebay may be on the losing end of a battle over internet sales tax. the online retailer wants customers to tell federal lawmakers they oppose a to collect sales tax on internet purchases. ebay says the sales tax would hurt small businesses. but the u.s. senate overwhelmingly agreed to start debating the idea. online retailers are exempt with less than $1 million a year. >>> nevada is accused of dumping psychiatric patients in california to save money. pam cook is in our newsroom with the alarming accusations and what the city of san francisco is doing about it. >> well, a nevada state mental hospital is accused of putting psychiatric patients on greyhound buss headed for california -- buses headed for california. it doesn't stop there. the hospital in las vegas loaded up 1500 patients on buses and sent them out of state. now dennis herrera is demanding answers. >> it's very disconcerting when i think about these individuals given one-way passes on buses, no meds, food or drink. >> herrera is asking the allegations to be looked into. he says if the al
seriously. >>> ebay says charging sales taxes could hurt many small businesses and they are letting federal workers oppose them. they overwhelmingly voted to debate the idea if the senate approves the proposal they will then go to the house and amazon approves online sellers. >>> they are selling off that historic main downtown building in berkeley. they are on the national registry of historic places and the community now has two weeks to appeal but the move comes as the postal service comes to generate revenue and cut costs. >>> a film is being done in louisiana and it is all the football teams 151 game winning streak and the coach behind it all. it is called when the game stands tall and this man stars as the coach and he stepped down at the beginning of this year. and neal haze being filmed in louisiana, tax credits there make filming less expensive. when the game stands tall is due out next fall. >>> let's check in with sal, how is the commute? >> you know it is actually all right but let's start with the bay bridge, that is backed up for a 20 to 35 minute delay which is the norm and n
values and tax collection. firefighters showed up to say enough is enough. last year, the county ordered four fire stations shut down. firefighters say closing two more will dramatically increase response times in an emergency. >> in a medical, obviously minutes and seconds count. and then in a fire emergency, this allows the fire to get bigger. i mean, obviously getting there to a bedroom fire and being able to keep it in the bedroom is much better than the fire spreading out through the house. >>> county officials say part of the reason is voter rejection that could have kept staffing levels. supervisors say they are in a tough 1309. >> there's alternatives that we can do in not closing the stations. we're hope to that. but we have to get a budget together and looking at the budget, it looks like we'll have the stations closed unless we come up with something creative before. >> reporter: the county board of supervisors is get to board on the plan may 14th. meanwhile, firefighters say this year, really bad year to cut any fire services at all because of the really dry conditions from a
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